Sipdown madness continues. I leave for New Zealand in 57 hours!!!!!
“Sipdown madness continues. I leave for New Zealand in 57 hours!!!!!” Read full tasting note
“Found this to be a bit light even with ample leaf, (6g, 120ml gaiwan). The smokiness was there as described as was the buttery mouth feel. A bit astringent but not overbearing. Lends itself okay to...” Read full tasting note
“Tasting #1 – Steep Time 2 Minutes There is an astringent aroma, which is always concerning when it comes to tea. The flavor is very mild, I want to call it musty but its musty before it gets musty....” Read full tasting note
“I didn’t taste much flavor in this one. Very light tasting.” Read full tasting note
Fine twisted young leaf that resembles a chun mee style but interspersed with silvery down covered buds. The aroma is quietly floral but gives way to a smokiness, reminiscent of a gunpowder but not nearly as bold. The cup is light, yet smoky with a semi buttery mouthfeel. In the finish a dry white grape note, and lingering smoke.
Steep at 180° for 3 minutes.
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Flavors: Astringent, Smoke
Tasting #1 – Steep Time 2 Minutes
There is an astringent aroma, which is always concerning when it comes to tea. The flavor is very mild, I want to call it musty but its musty before it gets musty. Maybe dusty?
Tasting #2 – Steep Time 4 Minutes
Now I know its the smell of chestnuts that make me weary of this tea. I’m so glad chestnuts aren’t part of my holiday ritual because I think everything about it is gross.
Tasting #3 – Steep Time 6 Minutes
There is a very mild sweetness to the aroma, and the flavor is still astringent but the weird chestnut thing is gone. Overall the tea is pretty mediocre and I find that I have very little love for it.
Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Chestnut, Dust, Hay, Sweet